UofL fans have regarded Jude Schimmel as one of the more likable student athletes on third street. The younger Schimmel has been a symbol of strength and beauty on and off the court for the Lady Cards for three years.
Jude’s popularity steadily rises with every increase in playing time she gets from Coach Jeff Walz. Jude has recently burst on to the national scene, and today was named one of Glamour Magazine’s top ten college women.
Glamour Magazine profiles 10 extraordinary young women every year who show scholastic achievement, community involvement, campus leadership, and unique, inspiring goals. The 10 winners will be highlighted in an editorial feature in the May 2014 issue of Glamour.
Every year more than 1,000 women are nominated, and ultimately 10 are selected. All 10 ladies will spend the day in New York City and they will all be honored at the Lincoln Center on April 17th.
Jude Schimmel exemplifies the criteria for this honor. Jude’s on court exploits helped the Lady Cardinals to a 33-5 record this season. Jude will likely be a key starting piece as a senior on next year’s women’s basketball team. As impressive as she is on the court, her off court work may be even greater. Schimmel traveled to 17 different Native American reservations in nine different states after the Cardinals 2013 national title run.
Jude shook hands, kissed babies, and spoke encouraging words to the Native American people she met. Jude Schimmel is the first woman from The University of Louisville to earn this honor.